Film Noir Baby Names

Baby names drawn from film noir or "black film," the genre of Hollywood crime dramas that capture the suspenseful happenings of private eyes in distinct black and white form, tend to be dramatic and rooted in an earlier era. Here, our collection of film noir baby names.
  • Bruno

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    Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more fashion status here. Stylish British cookbook writer Nigella Lawson has a son named Bruno. The versatile... Read More 

  • Calder

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    Artistic associations with the sculptor who invented the mobile make this one of the more creative surname choices. Read More 

  • Candy

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    Too sugary sweet and inconsequential for a modern girl. Read More 

  • Carmen

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    Carmen has long been associated with the sensuous, tragic heroine of Bizet's opera, based on a novel by Prosper Merimee; more recently it has called to mind two other bombshells: Carmen Miranda... Read More 

  • Celia

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    Celia, splendidly sleek and feminine, is a name that was scattered throughout Shakespeare and other Elizabethan literature, but still manages to feel totally modern.

    Shakespeare has... Read More 

  • Cicily

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  • Cleve

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    Appealing short form of the stuffy Cleveland, occasionally used on its own. Read More 

  • Cora

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    Cora is a lovely, old-fashioned name -- Cora was a daughter of Zeus and Cora Munro is the heroine of The Last of the Mohicans (in fact James Fenimore Cooper probably invented it for his... Read More 

  • Crane

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    This elegant surname has great potential to turn into an unusual first name, especially with its literary associations to both Stephen and Hart Crane.

    Crane is a surname that originated... Read More 

  • Dell

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